In the competitive world of mobile gaming, teamwork, technology and a mythical beast go a long way in the race for App Store success. Indie game developers Brisk Mobile and YETi CGI have joined forces for the December 5th launch of Roaming Fortress: a genre-bending approach to tower defense that will look to ‘crush’ the competition this Christmas season with help from Adobe Air and a Burdenbeast. While the game itself is groundbreaking the story behind it is innovative as well.
With a quick spin around Geography Drive USA, it’s easy to see why Spinlight Studio won multiple Parents’ Choice Awards last year for its mobile apps. Fun, smart and engaging, the studio’s latest power-packed app delivers the ultimate American road trip, perfect for kids from eight to 80. With more than 750 challenging questions, Geography Drive USA covers everything from national parks and rivers to state shapes and capitals – all in one fun adventure that gives you a license to learn.
Lisbon based Nuno Palmeirim today introduces Best Of Degas 1.0, his new Art app for iOS. An alternative way to learn the Art of the great masters, Best Of Degas lets iOS users own the most famous artwork of Edgar Degas and enjoy them anytime in their iPhone and iPad. Browse the thumbnail gallery or search by keyword to quickly find a desired work of art to quickly learn a work of art’s title, year, technique, size and current location, share to Facebook or by email and much more.
Black Mana Studios today introduces Interior Design for iPad 1.0, their new user-friendly, technologically advanced interior design app. Rivaling even the best desktop interior design software available today, Interior Design for iPad gives you the power to take on any interior design project or create any floorplan quickly and easily. With little to no learning curve, go from drawing your floor plans in 2D to walking through them in vivid, stunning 3D in as little as 5 minutes.
La Nausee today announces Ordet: Everyone’s Favorite, Little Word Game 2.0 for iOS, a major update to its innovative vocabulary game, where players make as many words as possible from 7 random letters. Points are scored for every 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7-letter word made, and making a 7-letter word unlocks the next level. Featuring 1,000+ levels, dictionary lookup, and elegant design, the update adds Game Center Leaderboards & Achievements, hints, and a bonus for finding every word in a level.
Everlasting Applications today introduces iSleepin Pro 1.01 for iOS, its feature-packed, alarm clock app that features snooze games. The games require the user to complete a quick puzzle in order to snooze or silence the alarm. Each time the alarm is snoozed, the difficulty of the snooze game increases, further ensuring that users will be awakened, even out of the deepest sleep. The app includes unlimited alarms, repeating alarms, music wakeup, current weather, iOS Notification alarms, and more.
ArtelPlus today announces How to Tie a Tie 6.1, an update to their easy to follow instructional app featuring 30 different tie knots. With more than ten million downloads, the app gives instructions for tying neckties, ascots, bow ties, and pocket squares. Unlike other apps, How to Tie a Tie goes beyond skill mastery by providing users with tips for determining which knots are appropriate for different dress styles. High quality pictures and written descriptions aid users in mastering each knot.
Texas based Pocket Watch, LLC. announced today the release of ActivePrint 9.3.1, which adds full Cloud Printing Support to the new iPad Mini and the Fourth Generation iPad. With this new technology, users can print content from their iOS devices to their printer from anywhere in the world whether the printer is connected via WiFi or USB. With the free ActivePrint System app installed on their PC, users can turn any printer into a Cloud Printer.
EDUmobile.ORG launches their Monthly iPhone Developer Club. The monthly club, available by premium subscription of $24.95 to the site, will give developers access to app development and analysis. Every month an experienced team of developers at EDUmobile.ORG will create and dissect a new application from a developer’s point of view – explaining the design, architecture, quality metrics and technology decisions that go into making a full application which is Market ready.
Photo and Video Cloud provider, ThisLife, announces pricing plans between 30% to 60% less than competing cloud services. As one of the first applications to leverage Amazon Glacier, ThisLife is now able to protect a lifetime of digital memories for only $3.00 USD per month for each 25,000 Photos or 100GB, 70% less than competing providers. Using ThisLife’s desktop clients for Mac and Windows, users can easily upload and protect all the photos and videos on their computer, phones, and SD cards.
The Nutcracker Musical Storybook 1.1 App by Mouse King Media combines animation of original hand-painted artwork with symphonic orchestra arrangements to deliver an immersive experience of the Nutcracker Ballet story to kids and families. This Saturday, December 1, Nutcracker Ballet fans will get the chance to download the acclaimed children’s storybook app, The Nutcracker Musical Storybook 1.1, for free on iTunes from 12am through 11:59pm.
1312 software company announces the upcoming release of version 3.0 of its new Pocket Lists app for iPad, a universal version of a popular to-do and checklist app previously available for iOS. The app named Pocket Lists was released on December 1st, 2011, and was featured by Apple as New & Noteworthy and What’s Hot. The new universal version 3.0 is announced to be released early December 2012 in time for the Christmas season.
Silicon Valley startup, Tapshot Inc., has invented a new way to create great videos with the iPhone. Videokits 1.16.2 is an app that revolutionizes the process of making all sorts of fun home videos – such as party, baby, holiday, sports, wedding, travel, and pet videos. The Videokits app helps anyone create engaging videos with the help of “kits” designed specifically for life’s key events and special moments. Each video kit delivers shot list ideas, shooting tips, and script suggestions.
Zevrix Solutions releases BatchOutput PDF 2.0 public beta, a new major version of its simple and powerful solution to printing multiple PDF documents on Mac OS X. Designed as an affordable solution for printers, publishers, ad agencies, as well as users of other trades, BatchOutput PDF allows users to batch print PDF files with just a click of a button. The new version introduces fully automated processing based on watched hot folders and output settings presets.
Nektony announces an update to VSD Viewer, Nektony’s popular app to open MS Visio drawings on iOS devices. VSD Viewer 1.9.5 provides owners of iOS devices with possibility to preview Visio Drawings on iPad or iPhone, enabling them to open VSD files from any application that handles the drawing. VSD Viewer supports binary vsd file format developed by Microsoft. The update delivers performance enhancements, improved application functionality and management capabilities.